Bluefield, West Virginia was the birthplace of a sparkling soul named Mary Ellen Tweedy born July 4, 1931. Mary Ellen was the only child of Nannie Mae Tweedy affectionately known to her family as “Peggie”.
Mary Ellen was raised in Bluefield by her grandmother, Louise Tweedy. Mary moved to Cleveland after graduating with honors from Gary Negro High School. Shortly after moving to Ohio, she attended the Cleveland Secretarial College earning a secretarial certification which led to her gaining an administrative position with the Cleveland Housing Authority for a little more than 5 years.
Around 1955, she met and married Ernest L. Craig and unto this union bore three children: Cynthia, Lenita and Steven. After being a stay at home mom, she went back to work with the Police Athletic League where she retired after 25 years.
Mary was a faithful member who loved her church Second Tabernacle where she stayed until her minister, Reverend Thomas Chapman opened Avon Avenue Baptist Church. She was an active member for over 25 years serving as Financial Secretary until her retirement.
Mary loved reading and studying, especially her Bible. She also loved working in her yard and watching her favorite TV shows while being a devoted mother raising her three children.
Mary’s life journey ended when her Lord called her home on May 31st. Preceding her in death was her son, Steven L. Craig and her cousin, Charlene Phillips.
Mary leaves to mourn her daughters, Cynthia Humphrey and Lenita Greathouse; her grandsons, Steven Henderson and Anthony D. Greathouse; three great granddaughters: Raeonna, Evynn and Madison; beloved cousins: Vivian Tweedy Griffin, Nathaniel and Carrie Stout; her sisters; Priscilla Padjett and Shenella McGaskey; Goddaughters, Rose Stevenson and Kim Eddie; God sister, Sharon Walton and a host of other relatives and numerous friends.
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